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WCA #338 with Jessica Thompson – Backup Strategies, File Management, Spending Money To Make Money, and Silver Linings

My guest today is GRAMMY-nominated mastering and restoration engineer, audio preservationist, and educator Jessica Thompson. Jessica originally appeared on WCA in episode #080, and I’m thrilled to have her back on the show to talk about backup strategies for audio, restoration, some gear talk, and changes in her new studio she is planning at her house. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Admin Work
  • Archiving
  • Formats
  • File Management
  • Backup Strategies
  • Working From Home
  • Data Tape Restore
  • DAT Tapes 
  • Modular Digital Multitracks
  • COVID Work Challenges
  • Silver Linings
  • Building A Home Studio
  • The John Cuniberti ATR
  • Spending Money To Make Money
  • Gear
  • Backup Buddies
  • Zynaptic 
  • Bettermaker EQ
  • Weiss Mastering
  • Turntables
  • Audeze Headphones
  • Future Formats

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Jessica Thompson
  • Host: Matt Boudreau 
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith
  • Additional Music: The License Lab